1st Edition

Communicating to Manage Health and Illness

Edited By Dale E Brashers, Daena Goldsmith Copyright 2009
    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    Communicating to Manage Health and Illness is a valuable resource for those in the field of health and interpersonal communication, public health, medicine, and related health disciplines. This scholarly edited volume advances the theoretical bases of health communication in two key areas: 1) communication, identity, and relationships; and 2) health care provider patient interaction. Chapters aim to underscore the theory that communication processes are a link between personal, social, cultural, and institutional factors and various facets of health and illness. Contributors to the work are respected scholars from the fields of communication, public health, medicine nursing, psychology, and other areas, and focus on ways in which patient identity is communicated in health-related interactions. This book serves as an excellent reference tool and is a substantial addition to health communication literature.

    Introduction: Communicating to Manage Health and Illness

    Daena J. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Lewis and Clark College

    Dale E. Brashers, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

    Chapter 1: Physician-Patient Communication: Psychosocial Care, Emotional Well-Being, And Health Outcomes

    Kelly B. Haskard, Ph.D., Texas State University

    Summer L. Williams, M.A., University of California at Riverside

    M. Robin DiMatteo, Ph.D., University of California at Riverside

    Chapter 2: Unexamined Discourse: The Outcomes Movement as a Shift from Internal Medical Assessment to Health Communication

    Bernice A. Pescosolido, Ph.D., Indiana University

    Thomas W. Croghan, M.D., The Rand Corporation

    Joel D. Howell, M.D., University of Michigan

    Chapter 3: The Influence of Managed Care on Provider-Patient Interaction

    Kevin Real, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

    Richard L. Street, Jr., Ph.D., Texas A&M University

    Chapter 4: Exploring the Institutional Context of Physicians’ Work: Professional and Organizational Differences in Physician Satisfaction

    John C. Lammers, Ph.D. University of IL at Urbana-Champaign

    Joshua B. Barbour, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

    Chapter 5: Culture, Communication, and Somatization in Health Care

    Howard Waitzkin, M.D., University of New Mexico

    Chapter 6: The Theory of Bilingual Health Communication

    Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

    Chapter 7: Establishing and Defending Doctorability across the Consultation:

    Contexts and Practices

    John Heritage, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

    Chapter 8: Keeping the Balance and Monitoring the Self-System: Towards a More Comprehensive Model of Medication Management in Psychiatry.

    Bruce Lambert, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

    Naomi Levy, M. D., N. A. Levy & Associates, Ltd.

    Jerome Winer, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

    Chapter 9: The HIV Social Identity Model

    Lance Rintamaki, Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo

    Chapter 10: Stories and Silences: Disclosures and Self in Chronic Illness

    Kathy Charmaz, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

    Chapter 11: Understanding the Helper: The Role of Codependency in Health Care and Health Care Outcomes

    Ashley Duggan, Ph.D., Boston College

    Beth A. Le Poire, Ph.D., California Lutheran University

    Margaret E. Prescott, Ph.D.

    Carolyn Shepard Baham, Ph.D.

    Chapter 12: Spirituality Provides Meaning and Social Support for Women Living with HIV

    Jennifer Peterson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

    Chapter 13: Multiple Discourses in the Management of Health and Illness: Why Does it Matter?

    Roxanne Parrot, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University


    Dale E. Brashers is the David L. Swanson Professorial Scholar and Head of the Department of Communication and Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He has received the National Communication Association Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, the International Communication Association Young Scholar Award, and the National Communication Association Outstanding Health Communication Article Award. His work has been published in Communication Monographs, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, AIDS Care, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, and in numerous edited books.

    Daena J. Goldsmith is Professor of Communication at Lewis and Clark College. She has professional affiliations with the National Communication Association, International Communication Association, and International Association for Relationships Research. Her scholarly interests include interpersonal communication, health communication, social support, self-disclosure, gender, and culture. Her current research focuses on couples in which one person is coping with a chronic health condition such as heart disease, cancer, or HIV. Her book, Communicating Social Support, was published in 2004, and her research has appeared in Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Health Communication, and Communication Yearbook.